The show lived only two very short seasons, but it deserved a much longer life. The beautifully quirky show created by Bryan Fuller was one of the best shows in recent years. Daisies featured whimsical story lines, hilarious characters, and fantastic costumes. I also loved how many females were included in the production of the show.
Here are five reasons why Pushing Daisies was the greatest:
1 – Kristen Chenoweth as Olive Snook
I first heard about Kristen Chenoweth when she won her Tony for You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and have been a fan ever since. I love that the script in Pushing Daisies wrote moments for her character to break into song.
2 – Anna Friel as Charlotte “Chuck” Charles
I love Chuck’s sense of adventure and her fearlessness when helping Ned and Emerson solve crimes. Chuck always wore the best outfits and she and Ned had such a cute love story.
3 – The Aunts (AKA The Darling Mermaid Darlings)
The sweet Vivian Charles (Ellen Greene) & the stern Lily Charles (Swoozie Kurtz) were some of the best characters ever on television. Period.
4 – The Clever Scripts
Some of the best episodes on the show were written by women, including: Bitter Sweets, Bad Habits, Kerplunk, Oh Oh Oh It’s Magic, Corpsicle, and Pigeon.
5 – Halina Siwolop’s beautiful set design
She won a Primetime Emmy for her work on Daisies. Pretty neat.